From its name, you might think Sky House is some loftily-perched apartment that’s seemingly closer to the sky than terra firma. That isn’t quite the case here. Sky House does have a high-sitting position but it’s on top of a hill – the highest point on a sprawling Kangaroo Island property, in fact – and it almost feels like it’s floating above the coastline below.
Sky House is a strictly two-guest getaway so it is perfect for romance and couples’ weekends away. Made from rammed-earth, the villa gives off subtle Moroccan or Mediterranean vibes, especially in the sheltered courtyard when the setting sun casts a golden-orange glow on the walls.
Nights on Kangaroo Island can be cool, but you won’t feel the chill inside Sky House. Light the slow combustion fireplace early to fill the house with a snug warmth and turn on the underfloor heating to allow for walking around barefoot. To really warm up, a deep Villeroy & Boch bathtub can be filled with suds. Before the soaking and switching off starts, pop a vinyl record in the old-fashioned player and let it spin as you sink into the warm water. When you emerge from the tub – fingers pruny and wisps of hair slightly curled from the steam – set up a board game by the fire or put on a DVD.
There is a kitchen, but it might remain as pristine as you find it because Sky House offers dining packages. Meal provisions or pre-made dishes can be brought to your door so your only focus will be counting the kangaroos nibbling on the lawn's grass.
- Outdoor dining
- Coffee machine
- Toiletries provided
- iPod dock
- Sound system
- Food & wine
53 minutes' drive from Vivonne Bay. 1 hour 25 minutes' drive from Penneshaw.
Price & Availability
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If a cancellation is received between booking and 31 days before the arrival date LifeTime Private Retreats will retain the 10% payment paid. If a cancellation is received 30 -16 days before the arrival date 50% of the total booking amount is payable. If a cancellation is received between 15 - 0 days prior to the arrival date 100% of the total booking amount is payable.
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